Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Christmas Eve/Day

Christmas this year didn't turn out like expected, but it was fun none the less.  A couple of days before Christmas I came down with the stomach flu.  Luckily I had finished all of my shopping and what not.  It out me down for two days.  And then as soon as I was feeling better, Natalie got it.  And then it went slowly through the whole family.  That means we were contained in the house for about a week.  Not fun with family and friends in town!  But it did give us lots of family time with just Brett, the kids and myself, which is always needed.
This is a countdown calendar that Spencer made.  I wish I would have gotten a picture of it on another day other than "1 days til cristmas" (the "a" and "s" are at the top of the sign).  He was diligent about changing the number every day.  It was very fun.

The traditional reading of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas".

Our family in our new pajamas. (again, another pretty good picture coming from our camera on "timer" mode)

The first three awake.  We told the kids that they had to stay in bed until at least 6:00.  At 6:00 on the dot, Spencer was in our room waking us up.

This one wasn't so sure she wanted to get up.
But we told her that Santa had definitely come:
So she finally got out of bed:
But still wasn't too happy about it!

The kids all got new outside toys.

Brett asked for only one this for Christmas this year: A remote control helicopter.  He has only played with it a couple of times, so he hasn't really learned how to control it.  Maybe one of these days he will find some more time.

And I just thought these pictures were fun of Christmas day: Brett and Tanner playing pirates.  Tanner got Brett a pirate set for Christmas and insisted he wear everything, earring and all.
Good will always triumph over evil!

1 comment:

The Trotter Family said...

Nice earring Brett! Ha ha Spencer is a smarty. Love the countdown he made!